The Victim Advocate/Forensic Interviewer will report to the CAC Coordinator and have the following duties and responsibilities:
Take Intake Calls for the CAC.
Perform forensic interviews as needed, including arranging for other team members to be present during the interview.
Bring new referrals needing therapy or other services to weekly staff Keep log of referrals and the disposition/outcome.
Enter data about cases referred to the CAC into the computerized database
Track cases until they are finally adjudicated and/or closed to services.
Gather and tabulate statistics on all victims of crime referred to the CAC for reports to funding sources including VOCA and NCA, and to use in securing grants and other funding.
Provide information and case management to victims of crime and their families, including assistance in applying for Victim Compensation and referrals for and assistance in obtaining other needed services.
Attending monthly multidisciplinary task force (MDT) meetings for all counties referring to the CAC. Act as facilitator of county Task Forces, if Keep team members informed of new cases and developments in existing cases.
Follow-up on services identified as needed for cases brought up at each MDT
Provide coordination and collaboration with the Solicitor’s office, DSS, Law Enforcement and Medical staff.
Keep families informed about the status of criminal proceedings and provide support as
Provide, or arrange for, court preparation services for children having to testify in
Provide regular follow up with child abuse victims and their family. Providing counseling referrals and medical exam referrals as needed.
Asist in organizing child abuse awareness community events.
Coordinate with other advocates and staff members to provide wrap around services to clients.
Schedule appointments for forensic interviews as needed.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work, Psychology, or a related field and at least four years of forensic interview experience OR a master’s degree in social work, Psychology, or a related field and at least two years of experience working with child abuse victims. The preferred candidate will also have training and experience in working with multidisciplinary teams, the court system, and in performing forensic interviews.
The Victim Advocate will work at least forty hours per week, typically during the hours of 9-5 Monday – Friday. There may be times when the Victim Advocate will have to work more than 40 hours per week in order to satisfy all responsibilities.